PRU Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00094992-1
  • Date Posted: 1 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Knutsford, Cheshire
  • Salary: £350 to £400 Per Week
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

£350 - £450 per week
September 2022

The role
Do you have a passion for supporting children who require help managing their emotions? Are you interested in making a difference to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds?

Vision for Education are looking to appoint a PRU Teaching Assistant to work in a Pupil Referral Unit in Knutsford.

You will be required to support in classes, assisting pupils in overcoming barriers to learning and dealing with behavioural issues.
Pupils are all aged 11-16 with EHCPs for Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs, as well as associated needs such as Autism
You will need to build strong relationships with pupils quickly based on fun, honesty, consistency, positive re-reinforcement and respect.
The school

Lessons take place in small groups of no more than 8 pupils.
Pupils are all permanently excluded or at high risk of permanent exclusion from their mainstream school however many successfully re-engage in mainstream or gain academic success within the provision.
Some pupils can display verbal or physical challenging behaviours so any PRU Teaching Assistant in this role will need strong de-escalation and behaviour management skills.
There are opportunities for the role to become permanent with the school after a qualifying period

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum requirements for the PRU Teaching Assistant position are:

Have relevant experience of working with children, young people or vulnerable adults

The ability to facilitate a safe and positive learning environment and de-escalate any threatening or aggressive behaviour.
A desire mentor and engage with students, building positive relationships.
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education  

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

As a PRU Teaching Assistant and valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
Pension contributions (subject to qualifying period).
Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates. 

Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
How to apply

If you are a PRU Teaching Assistant who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision For Education, please contact our Manchester team on (phone number removed).

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.